Geshe Dakpa teaches on Jetsun Chokyi Gyaltsen's "The Seventy Topics" (don bdun cu), a concise presentation of the 8 categories and 70 topics discussed in Maitreya's "Ornament of Clear Realizations (Sanskrit - Abhisamayalamkara, Tibetan - mNgon rtogs rgyan). At Sera Je, Seventy Topics is an essential prerequisite to indepth study of the Ornament of Clear Realizations.
To help put this into perspective, Ven. Geshe Dakpa explains that the Prajnaparamita texts include both explicit teachings on the emptiness of inherent existence of phenomena, as well as hidden, or indirect teachings on the path system that leads to the proper understanding and realization of emptiness. Seventy Topics provides the basis for studying and correctly understanding the hidden and direct meaning.
The lectures are given in Tibetan and translated into English. Please note that the translations have not been checked.
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